|15th Annual Our House 5 Miler:
||The Our House 5 Miler is a premier and established North Jersey running event which caters to not only elite athletes, but also the casual weekend runner and those new to the sport seeking a participant friendly and fun day! Enjoy a great certified course which runs through beautiful downtown and residential Summit, NJ. All staging is done on The Village Green with non-stop DJ music and fun pre-race activities. Participants will also enjoy long-sleeved Tees, super giveaways and awesome lunch refreshments!
Join us on Sunday, May 4th in picturesque Summit, which is easily accessible by car or train. Free garage parking is available and the Summit Train Station is right at the finish line (www.njtransit.com).
|Schedule of Events:
||11 a.m. - Registration & Packet pick-up opens
12:45 p.m. - Call to start, Instructions, & Welcome
1 p.m. - 5 Miler starts!
1:15 p.m. - 2 Mile walk begins
2:00 p.m. - Everyone's a Winner race for Our House residents - cheer them on!
2:30 p.m. - 5 Mile awards ceremony
|Why this event is great!:
Great lunch refreshments!
DJ entertainment! Guest MC - John Elliott of CBS!
$2,000 Prize Money!
Chronotrack B-Tag scoring
USATF-NJ Grand Prix event
USATF certified 5 Mile course
Clocks at each mile & the finish
Multiple water stations
Everyone's a Winner race for Our House residents
No online processing fees!
|Entry Fees and Deadlines:
||5M or 2M entry by 5/2 - $25
5K - USATF-NJ members by 5/2 - $22
5K or 2M entry on event day - $30 (cash or check)
*All pre-registered participants will receive a long-sleeve event shirt. Shirts will be offered to event day registrants while supplies last. Please make sure to mail paper entry forms by 4/29 to ensure we receive them in time. On event day, we can accept cash or check only.
|Who does the event support?:
||Our House, Inc., founded in 1980, is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental and other disabilities. The goal and mission of Our House, Inc., is to promote a high quality of life for these individuals and help them to become productive members of the community. We strive to provide these opportunities in a supportive, safe environment that stresses “abilities, not disabilities”. All proceeds generated by the Our House 5 Miler will be used to continue as well as expand these services. With a waiting list of over 8,000 New Jersey individuals, we need your support. To learn more about Our House, Inc. call the Our House Foundation at 908-464-8008, ext. 141 or visit www.ourhousenj.org
|5 Mile Awards & Prize Money:
||Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall men and women to cross the finish line.
Age group awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in each 5 year age group beginning at 14 & under through 85 & over.
5 MILE PRIZE MONEY!
Overall Finishers (male & female)
1 - $250
2 - $200
3 - $150
4 - $100
5 - $75
7-10 - Complimentary entry to 2015
Summit Residents (male & female)
*Prizes accepted at athlete's own discretion (athletes are responsible for ensuring their own amateur status if applicable).
*Checks will be sent 1 week after the event to ensure accuracy of the results.
*Summit residents must provide ID to claim prize.
*Multiple prizes allowable (i.e., 5th overall is also 1st Summit).
|Directions & Parking:
||Parking is available at the Municipal Parking Garage at the corner of Broad St. and Summit Ave. You can also take NJ Transit to the Summit Train Station which is directly across from the Summit Village Green.
From the Garden State Parkway & 78 Westbound:
Garden State Parkway to exit 142. Take 78 West to 24 West to Exit 8 (Summit Ave.). Turn left at traffic light onto Summit Ave. Continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left on Broad St. for the parking garage.
From the NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 14 for 78 West and follow directions above.
From 78 Eastbound:
Take exit 45 (Glenside Ave.). Turn left at the traffic light, continue straight at first stop sign, take next sharp left up the hill onto Morris Ave., right onto Summit Ave., and right onto Broad St.
||Sports A/R - Tears or Ray